Soccer sweeps the weekend

Bulldogs stay undefeated against Rangers, Pride

Avery Comartin attacks the goal during Ferris’ win over Parkside. Photo by: Mariana Searl | Torch Photographer

Women’s soccer swept their weekend matches with wins over Purdue Northwest and Wisconsin Parkside. 

The wins on Friday and Sunday propelled the Bulldogs to a 4-3-2 record, while also equating to a three game win streak. 

Friday’s 1-0 win solidified Ferris’ seventh straight win against Purdue Northwest. The Bulldogs have yet to lose to Purdue Northwest in soccer since they joined the GLIAC in the 2017-18 season. 

The Bulldogs peppered Purdue Northwest’s goalkeeper throughout the game. Ferris totaled 14 shots on goal to Purdue Northwest’s two shots on goal. 

“We had a lot of chances,” head coach Greg Henson said. “Their goalkeeper played well, they played very well defensively. They had a game plan that they wanted to execute, and they made life difficult for us. I think we would have liked to score a few more goals today and make it a little bit easier on ourselves.” 

The Bulldogs had a quiet and defensive first half as it came and went with a score of 0-0. 

The one and only goal came in the 70th minute of play, courtesy of sophomore Juliana Bernal. Her single goal is the first of her collegiate career. 

“I knew I had to get in that box,” Bernal said. “I saw Avery [Comartin] going in, so I knew I had to get in. [Sarah] Kantinas went for the ball, and then I saw that opportunity and took advantage and shot the goal. [It] feels amazing. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was good to have my first college goal.”

Ferris’ win on Sunday against Wisconsin Parkside also extended a winning streak.

The victory on Sunday advanced the Bulldogs to six straight wins against Wisconsin Parkside. The Bulldogs are also undefeated all-time against Wisconsin Parkside since they joined the GLIAC in the 2018-19 season. 

The game showed off another defensive spectacle as the Bulldogs won 2–0. The three game win streak has also sported back-to-back-to-back shutouts for the Bulldogs. 

“I thought it was a good match for us,” Henson said. “Parkside has a good team. They’re much improved from the last few years. We knew we were in for a tough game. We knew they were gonna come out playing and working hard. We wanted to try to get the ball on the floor and keep possession and control the tempo a little bit, and I thought we did that.” 

Henson believed Sunday’s game had more quality offensive chances than the offensive chances on Friday. 

Both of the Bulldog goals came from senior Isabella Zamborini. Sunday’s game is the second time this month where Zamborini has put up a pair of goals in a game, the other being against Walsh on Sept. 4.

“We came out, and we were ready to play,” Zamborini said. “We got numbers forward. Everybody was dangerous on the attack. Everyone could dribble, and we were beating them. It was a fun game.”

Zamborini also mentioned that the team has been practicing shooting a lot recently. 

The Bulldogs will remain at home and take on Saginaw Valley on Friday, Sept. 30 in a revenge match after being knocked out by the Cardinals in the playoffs last year. Game time is at 1 p.m.